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Albert Finney has died.

I remember him more for his later career as an 'oldie' than his earlier career.
Enjoyed watching him very much indeed.

R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/08/albert-finney-obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/08/albert-finney-dies-film-tom-jones-orient-express-millers-crossing
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Gordon Banks R.I.P.

''Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81. Banks played 73 times for England and won a League Cup winners medal while at Stoke . . ..''

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/12/gordon-banks-dies-world-cup-winner-england-1966-goalkeeper

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/12/gordon-banks-englands-1966-world-cup-winning-goalkeeper-dies/
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'He should have caught it' - Mullery

England team-mate Alan Mullery, who played alongside Banks during the 1970 World Cup game, said: "He was probably the best there has ever been."

But he joked that the former Stoke goalkeeper, who won the League Cup in 1972, should have caught the ball when denying Pele.

"I patted him on his head, and I said 'why didn't you catch it?' and the abuse that came back was unbelievable," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"He was the best at that time. We had some great goalkeepers in those days, and the only person I can think who came near was Pat Jennings."

Another England team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton said: "Gordon was a fantastic goalkeeper, without doubt one of the best England has ever had.

"I was proud to call him a team-mate. Obviously we shared that great day in 1966 but it was more than that. Even though I was on the pitch and have seen it many times since, I still don't know how he saved that header from Pele.

"Gordon will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time."
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I saw a youngish Freddie Starr at New Theatre, Oxford maybe 50 years ago - doing an Elvis Presley act, part of a Panto or something. Not generally my cuppa but quite an Elvis ! R.I.P.

''Freddie Starr, the comedian who rose to fame in the 1970s, has reportedly died at the age of 76.Starr was found dead at his home in Spain, The Sun said, while a post on Facebook and Twitter pages claiming to belong to Starr appeared to confirm the news.''

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/09/comedian-freddie-starr-dies-age-76/
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Comedian Freddie Starr has died at the age of 76.

The entertainer, who appeared on I'm a Celebrity in 2011, was found dead at his home in Costa Del Sol, Spain, The Sun reported.

His cause of death was not immediately clear but he was reportedly found by a carer at his flat.

The Mersyside-born comic, impressionist, singer and actor had a history of heart problems and asthma.

Police have said that they believe his death was not suspicious and that he died of natural causes.

A neighbour told The Mirror: "He’s been quite ill ever since he moved in and has barely left his apartment since moving in a couple of years ago."

Starr appeared on ITV's I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2011, a year after he had recovered from quadruple bypass surgery which followed a heart attack.

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Oh the Deadwood Stage is a coming on over the hill - whip crack away  :)

''American actress Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died at the age of 97, her foundation has said. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the legendary Hollywood star died early on Monday at her Carmel Valley home in California. Day, who starred as Calamity Jane in the 1953 film, was surrounded by close friends and "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia".

She was known for her honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history. Day's lilting voice, wholesome blond beauty and ultra-bright smile brought her a string of hits, first on records, and then later in Hollywood. She turned 97 on April 3, and Day told the Hollywood Reporter she celebrated all week with "dear old friends out of town" and enjoyed "quiet dinners".

The Hollywood icon has been intensely private since retiring from acting, last appearing in public 30 years ago to accept an award at the 1989 Gold Globes. Her final TV interview was shown to the world in 1994, and since then her only publicity has come through a smattering of interviews
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23 hours - we've travelled today . . so whip crack away, (repeat). RIP

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/13/doris-day-dies-aged-97/
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I'll miss these two . .

''Renowned as an outstanding House of Commons orator, Walden remained a backbench MP and, in 1977, he quit parliament to become a journalist and broadcaster. He took over from Peter Jay as host of London Weekend Television’s Weekend World politics show and presented the programme for nine years, after which he was replaced by another newly resigned MP, Matthew Parris. Walden acquired a reputation as a robust interviewer, and questioned Margaret Thatcher several times.''

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/12/brian-walden-former-labour-mp-and-tv-presenter-dies-aged-86
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''Tributes have been paid to Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh who has died at the age of 49.

The club announced Edinburgh's death in a statement yesterday, saying their manager had died five days after suffering a cardiac arrest. He had just returned from watching his former side Tottenham in the Champions League final.

"We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy”, said Orient chairman Nigel Travis. “All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the Club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments."

Edinburgh had just guided Orient to promotion back to the English Football League after taking over in November 2017 as the club began an extensive rebuild. He also led them to this season's FA Trophy final where they lost 1-0 to AFC Fylde and won 45 and drew 21 of his 82 matches in charge of the club
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/06/08/leyton-orient-manager-ex-spurs-player-justin-edinburgh-dies/
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''Tributes have been paid to Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh who has died at the age of 49.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/06/08/leyton-orient-manager-ex-spurs-player-justin-edinburgh-dies/

Very tragic story. Quite shocked to learn of this earlier today.


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R.I.P.

"Sir Michael Edwardes, the South African-born industrialist who has died aged 88, was a veteran of corporate confrontation; his chairmanship of the British Leyland group was one of the definitive battles against trade union dominance in British industry. Edwardes was appointed chairman of the monolithic partly nationalised car company – which encompassed Austin, Morris, Rover, Jaguar and Triumph – in November 1977, the year in which it had lost production of 250,000 cars through industrial disputes. It faced immediate financial crisis: unless additional state funds were injected, no cash remained to pay the workforce’s wages beyond the year-end.

Edwardes arrived with a reputation for abrasiveness gained as the head of the Chloride battery company, which had multiplied its profits over the previous five years.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/09/17/sir-michael-edwardes-pugnacious-chairman-british-leyland-won/
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"Ginger Baker, one of the most brilliant, versatile and turbulent drummers in the history of British music, has died aged 80. His family had previously made it public that he was critically ill and asked fans to “please keep him in your prayers”. His Facebook page said he “passed away peacefully” on Sunday morning."

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/06/ginger-baker-wild-and-brilliant-cream-drummer-dies-aged-80
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Rip Torn.  American actor best known for playing Artie, the foul-mouthed producer in The Larry Sanders Show, and Zed in Men in Black

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jul/10/rip-torn-obituary


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Farewell Marina . . .

"Last Of The Summer Wine star Jean Fergusson, known for playing the feisty Marina, has died at the age of 74. Fergusson, described as “the life and soul of any gathering”, died at home on Thursday morning. With an acting career spanning more than 50 years, she was best known for playing Marina in the long-running sitcom from 1985 until it ended in 2010."

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/last-summer-wine-actress-jean-125320595.html

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Sad new indeed Roger, not many of them left now. It is vital viewing for me at 7:20pm  each weekday evening as they show it  on Freeview Drama channel. I loved it as a youngster and still love it today.
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"In the 1970s and early 80s, when English cricket was beset by regular crises and deep malaises, offset by the occasional moment of outrageous glory, there was one sight to gladden patriotic hearts: Bob Willis – all 6ft 6in of him – charging towards the stumps.

Willis, who has died of cancer aged 70, was the best English fast bowler of his generation
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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/dec/04/bob-willis-obituary
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Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died, aged 61. RIP.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCorJG9mubk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCorJG9mubk</a>

In September 2002, Fredriksson had a seizure in her bathroom and suffered a cracked skull. A subsequent MRI scan revealed she had a brain tumour, and she was given a 25% chance of survival. She survived, but had health problems as a result of radiation therapy. She was able to perform until 2016, when she announced her retirement due to the effects of her illness.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/10/roxette-singer-marie-fredriksen-dies-aged-61


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World Cup winner Martin Peters dies aged 76
PA Media: Sport By PA Sport Staff,PA Media: Sport 8 hours ago


Former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder Martin Peters, who scored England’s second goal in the 1966 final against West Germany, has died aged 76 following a long battle against Alzheimer’s disease.

Peters, whose death was announced by West Ham, was part of the Hammers trio of captain Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory at Wembley, in Sir Alf Ramsey’s side.

Renowned as being the complete midfielder, Peters was good in the air, able to cross with either foot and possessed great movement, being able to drift into goal-scoring positions unnoticed by his markers which would later see him nicknamed ‘The Ghost’

After more than 300 games and some 100 goals for the Irons, Peters left Upton Park for Tottenham in 1970, becoming Britain’s first £200,000 footballer in a deal which saw striker Jimmy Greaves head in the opposite direction.

While at White Hart Lane, Peters helped Bill Nicholson’s team lift the League Cup at Wembley in 1971 and again, as captain, in 1973, a season after playing his part in Spurs’ UEFA Cup victory over Wolves.

Peters, who earned 67 caps, scoring 20 international goals, also had spells at Norwich and Sheffield United before retiring in 1981.

In 2016, it was revealed Peters had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, one of several of the 1966 World Cup team to be battling dementia.
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Boom boom. R.I.P.

"Fowlds’s first professional acting job was appearing in weekly rep at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Colwyn Bay in 1958, while on summer holiday from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

He later became well-known to children as Mr Derek on The Basil Brush Show
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I can't tell you how much I disliked 'Just a Minute' but most DID like it.  ???
R.I.P. Nicholas Parsons - 96  :o

"Broadcaster Nicholas Parsons has died at the age of 96 following a short illness, his agent has said. Parsons had hosted Radio 4's Just A Minute since its inception in 1967. The broadcaster was with his family when he died on Tuesday morning. A statement issued by his agent Jean Diamond, on behalf of his family, said: "Nicholas passed away in the early hours of the 28th of January after a short illness at the age of 96."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/28/nicholas-parsons-bbc-radio-host-dies-aged-96/
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